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Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Mechanical Engineering Technician/Technology – Design & Drafting

Prepare for employment in engineering, manufacturing and construction.

Our programs combine traditional mechanical engineering courses with advanced computer design curriculum.

Gain a marketable skill set

Graduates of this unique hybrid program have a skill set that's in high demand: the ability to design products, processes and systems and to communicate sophisticated mechanical engineering concepts and ideas through drawings, computer images and symbols.

Real-world problem solving

Students in the Mechanical Engineering Design and Drafting diploma program learn engineering design, additive manufacturing, facilities layout, CNC machining, jig and fixture design, mould design, F.E.A sustainable design and many other areas of mechanical engineering design.

Co-op opportunities

Mechanical Engineering Design and Drafting Technology students can apply for a paid co-op work term, supplementing their education with paid work experience. Enrolment is limited through an additional co-op selection process.

Additional information

You'll work in a professional environment that simulates the workplace, while doing project-based assignments based on real-world mechanical engineering tasks. Examples include:

  • Industrial products and manufacturing systems
  • Energy and power generation
  • Automotive
  • Plant layout
  • Heating, venting, and air-conditioning systems
  • Aerospace

You'll work in a professional environment at the Sheridan Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies (CAMDT) surrounded by talented classmates and led by the best professors. You'll work on many research and development projects by joining the Sheridan Engineering Association where students will get involved with ASME, Tetra, Sheridan motorsports, and other Design competitions. It's no wonder that Sheridan ranks first among the colleges in applied research.

Graduates have completed all the academic requirements for professional certification with the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT). Additional requirements for certification exist and are established by OACETT.

Mechanical Engineering Design and Drafting Technician/Technology courses are held at the Davis Campus in Brampton, Ontario.

Sheridan graduates can transfer to a number of universities to obtain a bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Technology.

Graduates find employment in many areas of industry and manufacturing, such as:

  • CAD/CAM
  • Mechanical engineering design
  • Process piping and HVAC
  • Maintenance
  • Plant operations
  • Production
  • Product development and testing
  • Quality control
  • Technical sales

Many of our graduates have progressed in the areas of aerospace, automotive, plastics, piping, processing sectors and some have started their own companies.

Program Offerings

  • Ontario College Advanced Diploma

    • Full-Time
    • 3 yrs (6 semesters)
    • PMEDD
  • Ontario College Diploma

    • Full-Time
    • 2 yrs (4 semesters)
    • PMETD